Tuesday, 26 March 2013

CASology 37 - Hope!



Today's CASology Cue Card is Hope!



My nephew will be turning 8 soon. I HOPE that he'll love this Star Wars-themed card I've made for him. I KNOW he will love the light-up lightsabre popsicle making set I've bought him!

I know that really, Episode IV is A New HOPE, where Princess Leia begs "Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you're my only HOPE!" (ah, if only we'd known that Alec Guinness would "grow up" to be Ewan McGregor! lol!). But it's more appropriate to use VIII (Memory Box Parker Caps) for this year (besides, there are 3 new episodes coming - I guess you know you've really, really made it when Disney buys you out! lol!).

The paper I used for the lightsabers is some opalescent Japanese stuff that really changes colours in the light, and the 'handles' are the Stampin' Up jewellery tag punch. I knew that to really show of these 'glowing' lightsabers, black was going to be my 'white space' this time!

Now it's your turn. I HOPE you can see that this (and every) cue card can take you in some unexpected directions. I really HOPE you'll play along this week - don't forget to link up before the deadline at 4:00 on Sunday afternoon.

Before you do, here are links to the blogs of the other Design Team members - go check out what Hope means to them!



Tracey McNeely
 Rosemary Dennis
Melissa Chipperfield
Meghan McMillan
Maureen Merritt
Judy Marino
Jen Wills

I'm also going to link this up to this week's CASual Friday challenge - No Stamps.

26 comments:

Craftilicious said...

This one had me nearly spit my tea out! Brilliant on every level - I may have to case this for my hubby and all his geeky mates!
Tara
x

Kristie Goulet said...

WOW! Amazing card! I love how you used the jewelry tag punch for the handles. My family would so "get" this card. LOVE!!!

Happy Dance said...

It was always a toss up between Han Solo and Lando Calrissian. Wonderful films, wonderful card! Love the Star Wars series, as do my boys. This card will definitely thrill your nephew! Fun, happy, and may the force be with you. Bev

WickedPixie said...

WOW! I love this! I am definitely going to have to CASE this (and buy that jewelry tag punch!!) :)Traci

Tenia Nelson said...

WOW!!! This card is sooooooo RAD!!! Man.....you are sooooooo creative!!! :)

cm said...

CLEVER! Love the Star Wars connection and especially that you've targeted this for your almost 8 yr. old nephew. He will be ecstatic when he receives this, and a keepsake to add to his treasure box of 'awesome gifts and cards' from Aunty Ardyth (savvy aunty +++). Thank you immensely for your comment on my Easter butterfly card. CAS cards - still wrapping my head around those. Your cards are so inspiring; I'm definitely learning from you that yes, white space is a 'good thing.' Have a wonderful day; hope spring has arrived in Eastern Canada. I think we're seeing peeps here in the west (so I HOPE!)
c

Virginia L. said...

How fun is this! Very creative, Ardyth! I am loving the light sabres!

lachsekatze said...

This card is so so cool.
My fist thought was that you express your hopes for the rumoured episodes. giggle.
I hope your nephew knows how lucky he is with you as his aunt.

Cassie said...

Awesome card, Ardyth! We bought our nephews the light saber Popsicle makers for Christmas...they loved it!

Marlena M. said...

This is so cool Ardyth! I love the sabers~

Barb Ghig said...

This is amazing, Ardyth! I love how you used black as your 'white space' and the clever way you customized your tags for this card! Very cool...I'm sure your nephew is going to love it!

Jacquie Southas said...

Priceless. brilliant, clever . . . love your take on "hope"!

Meghan said...

Clever take on the cue card Ardyth! Love the idea of white space not having to be white!

Tracey McNeely said...

When I saw your card in the gallery last week I thought to myself you are probably one of the most clever people I know. What a totally fun card!

Geri said...

Seriously, the tag punch for the handles...this is why you have so many followers! Clever, creative, fun, and totally rockin' card for an 8 year old!

You must be the favorite and coolest Aunty (I know we all have them!) A glow in the dark Popsicle set - WOW!

Rosemary said...

another absolutely clever card, ardyth! your nephew will love it for sure!!

Bobby said...

Not only is this card outside the box, it's outside the galaxy. :)

Judy1223 said...

Yeah, I bet your sisters-in-law LOVE having to compete with YOU, the coolest aunt EVER! What an awesome card! No doubt your nephew will love this...I HOPE he enjoys the next Star Wars movie and all the goodies you are giving hin for his birthday, too! Just awesome!

Gabby said...

Super card! Would love to see the "glowing" paper IRL. Using the jewelry tag for the handles ... nothing short of brilliant! :)

mypapercraftworld said...

Love the take, Ardyth, very cooool and creative and perfect for your Star Wars loving nephew! You just put me in mind of Harrison Ford when he was still dishy ... mmmmm! Anita :)

Jenny said...

Not being a Star Wars fan, the thinking behind this card was lost on me :0( I see now you've explained it... clever. Never seen the jewellery tag used in any other way before either!!
Jenny x

Jingle said...

This is absolutely amazing! I totally love it!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

Susan said...

Having never seen a star wars movie, I'll just have to take your word for what this means! Thanks for the explanation! It really is eye-catching!

Jean said...

This is FANTASTIC ~ I know the perfect kid to CASE this one for!

Lindsey said...

Awesome. What kid wouldn't love this? And by kid I also mean my husband. I showed him your card and mentioned what you said about 3 more movies coming out, and then he told me the year the first one should be released. I should have known there isn't any Star Wars information I could share that he didn't already know. :) But I am seriously considering recreating something like this for his birthday. Thanks for the great idea!

Kelly Griglione said...

Hmm, I must not have commented on this one. Logan (the 8 year old) was sitting with me when I was looking at it first, and he LOVED it. LOVED it. Such a clever, clever design. So appreciate the Roman numerals reference (and, Logan new what number it was!)